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May 4, 2022
“Our understanding of reality is not complete, by far,” says Stanford University physicist Andrei Linde. “Reality exists independently of us."
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April 29, 2022
Shamit Kachru is the Wells Family Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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July 30, 2021
“This is just this completely new and exciting space that we’re working in now,” said Vedika Khemani, a condensed matter physicist in S
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July 7, 2021
Peter Graham is interested in discovering the fundamental laws of nature that lie beyond the known standard model. He received an A.B./A.M. from…
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February 8, 2021
In Jorge Luis Borges’s story “The Book of Sand,” a mysterious Bible peddler knocks on the narrator’s door and offers to sell him a sacred book he…
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April 23, 2020
Eva Silverstein is one of fifteen Stanford faculty members among 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors…
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February 12, 2020
Vedika Khemani and Douglas Stanford have been named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows.   The fellowships honor early-career scholars whose “creativity,…

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November 19, 2019
Like cosmic hard drives, black holes pack troves of data into compact spaces.
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October 10, 2019
Douglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira are two of the most brilliant young theoretical physicists who are seeking to understand nature at

Dawn Harmer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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October 2, 2019
“I like it if I can run uphill and be rewarded with a view of the bay,” says Monika Schleier-Smith.

Image credit: L.A. Cicero

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September 27, 2019
The history of particle accelerators is one of seemingly constant one-upmanship.

Credit: Harrison Truong

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September 26, 2019
A team of Stanford University researchers are on a mission to identify dark matter once and for all.